Avid Announces new Avid Venue S3L-X for Live Sound and Studio Production

September 11 2014, 07:06
IBC 2014 - Avid unveiled a new compact live system in its Avid Artist Suite family of solutions for stage and studio. The new Avid VENUE | S3L-X compact live sound system, building on the previous Avid | S3L system intends to provide live sound professionals with better tools to meet the increasing scope, size, complexity, and diversity of today’s live sound requirements. Avid VENUE | S3L-X enables engineers to mix and record live shows with power and efficiency, and create new material or mix down live recordings for commercial purposes.

When used together, Avid VENUE | S3L-X and Pro Tools Software - both part of the Avid Artist Suite of solutions and powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform - deliver a streamlined, economical, and tightly integrated approach to mixing and recording live productions.

“Live sound professionals face tight budgets, pressure to get more value from their assets, and a multitude of technology choices,” said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology at Avid. “When we first introduced the S3L, our customers immediately embraced it at major festivals, clubs, and tours for its sheer sound quality, power, and mixing creativity. Now with the Avid VENUE | S3L-X we’re enabling them to use one system for both live sound performance and mixing down final assets to monetize.”

The system delivers expanded networking, control, and processing to meet a range of live performance demands and shares the same I/O across multiple S3L-X Systems, with full automatic gain compensation. With support for 64-bit AAX DSP plug-ins, plus the open EUCON and Ethernet AVB network protocols, Avid VENUE | S3L-X ensures compatibility with a variety of Avid and third-party products—now and in the future.

Avid VENUE | S3L-X will be available early Q4 2014. VENUE 4.5 software upgrade will be available in late Q3 2014 to current S3L System customers.
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